IamHere is an AI-powered hyperlocal community network for social collaboration and social commerce. While technology today does a good job of connecting us with people across the globe, it falls short of connecting us in our neighborhoods and communities, where we spend 70% of our lives.
The vision of the company is to bridge the gap between the virtual digital world and the real physical world. IamHere provides “location as a platform” to connect on the map for hobby, profession and social causes, especially for companies, colleges and residential societies.
The company started with an aim of creating “Google Maps for People.” They introduced chats and walls and evolved the platforms into a “Hyperlocal Facebook“. IamHere started operations in 2017 and launched the IamHere app in 2019. IamHere has raised a $400K seed round from prominent Angels in the US who are senior management at Apple, Facebook, HP and Bloomberg.
Co-founder and CEO, IamHere Software Labs
Naren is an MBA from ISB, Hyderabad and engineer from BITS, Pilani. He is a Guitarist and has been part of Band Agam that plays progressive rock. He is the recipient of the “Young Asian Entrepreneur” Award by Asia One. He has 15+ years of experience in Strategy, Business Development, Marketing, Sales, Product Development and Product Management functions across Technology, Energy Management and Electronic Security sectors. His experience spans across corporates and startups in India and the US. Naren has led businesses and products at Cisco Systems, Schneider Electric, Tata Elxsi and Intellve and has built an IoT startup Intellve from scratch as part of the founding team, heading its Strategy and Marketing.
Some of the accreditations of the company include, Top 10 Social Apps in India by AppBrain with scorings of 91/100. Winner of ELEVATE 2019 and Economic Times, “Emerging Tech Startup 2019” Award and Winner of Government of India’s Atma Nirbhar App Challenge 2020. Also, a winner of AsiaOne, “Young Asian Entrepreneur 2019-20” award and powered by the Guinness Record Collection of 3 tons of Plastic from 150K people.
IamHere has been creating hyperlocal impacts to businesses and people, while making our neighborhoods a better place for all of us. The company has a strong founding team of 15+ years of individual experiences in Business, Technology and Product domains in MNCs and Startup Business, in India and outside markets